Columbus Montessori Education students were highlighted this week on the Red Thread Promise blog for their annual gift to the non-profit organization.
The Red Thread Promise is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and healing to needy and orphaned children with diverse programs in China, Haiti and the United States. The students made a monetary donation to the organization from the profits of their student run business – UE Pizzeria.
During graduation, the students presented Sonya Yencer, vice president and CMEC alumni parent a check representing 20 percent of the profits raised from UE Pizzeria.
Not only was the project a very successful fundraiser, but a hands-on learning opportunity for the entire class. In addition to lessons about running a business, students learned about philanthropy, giving back to their own community as well as those they may never meet. These are invaluable life-lessons that will never be forgotten by both those who participated in the fundraiser as well as those who benefit from their generosity.
Nice work CMEC students, you continue to show the world we are “More than a school!”